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GA / DISABILITIES WRAP

UN officials at their first-ever high level meeting on disabilities said that the rights of the disabled must be directly addressed by the post-2015 development agenda. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide who live with disabilities are often excluded from access to education, employment, health care, social and legal support systems. UNTV / FILE

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / TROPICAL DISEASES

A  UN report launched today (16 January) by the World Health Organization   in Geneva highlights momentum in controlling, eliminating and eradicating some of the longest-term scourges faced by humankind, especially the poor, and says the world is closer to the elimination of many of them. WHO

16 Jan 2013 | Read More »

TOGO / HANDWASHING

In Togo, where more than one child in ten dies before the age of five, a UNICEF-supported competition invited kids to get creative and build hand washing stations from local materials to help stop the spread of diseases. The winner used a rubber sandal to make a tap stopper. UNICEF

14 Jul 2012 | Read More »

GA / NON-PERMANENT MEMBERS

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo will serve as non-permanent members of the 15-member Security Council in 2012-13 after winning their seats during the first round of elections held earlier today. Afternoon session will determine the representative from Eastern Europe. UNTV

21 Oct 2011 | Read More »

IMF / TOGO

The IMF and the World Bank decide to support debt relief for Togo worth $1.8 billion. The relief is equivalent to an 80 percent reduction in the West African country’s nominal external debt. IMF

14 Dec 2010 | Read More »

 

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